Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs at the Australian Museum

Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs at the Australian Museum


Posted 2024-04-06 by Ashleigh Meiklefollow

Sat 18 Nov 2023 - Sun 17 Nov 2024

Ramses Poster from website

Exhibition sign

For the past six months, the Australian Museum has hosted an exclusive exhibition about Ancient Egypt called 'Ramses and The Gold of the Pharaohs,' featuring over 180 treasures that span many dynasties across the many thousands of years of Ancient Egypt. Ramses II, also known as Ramses the Great, who ruled for 67 years until he was 92 is at the centre of this exhibition. The exhibition is exciting and immersive, informative and engaging, and very enjoyable for anyone attending, and everyone will get something fantastic out of it.

Ramses head from statue

This collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism means that the world can experience Ramses and bask in the wonder of Ancient Egypt in museums around the world, and where culture can be shared throughout the world, allowing many people to experience the treasures in a multisensory experience with videos, artefacts, a VR experience, and recreations of key moments in the reign of Ramses II such as the Battle of Kadesh. It brings history to life beyond the pages of books and allows people who have not been able to see these treasures in Egypt the ability to see them locally. It makes history accessible when special exhibitions like this happen when the world can share in something spectacular that will engage people on many levels.

Statue of Ramses

The exhibition is perfect for fans of history, museums, and Ancient Egypt, and allows people to explore an era of history that has fascinated the world for generations – from Howard Carter to Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt, and many others. It is an amazing exhibition that is a highlight of the Australian Museum right now, drawing visitors of all ages and from all over, and it is well worth the visit, especially in the final weeks. The best time to go is in the afternoons from one pm, during the week – you’ll avoid the rush of school groups and the crowds on weekends if you can. I found doing it this way allowed me to absorb everything and take time to watch things properly, and the exhibition catalogue is well worth the purchase. It captures the knowledge and wonder of Egypt in an interesting and accessible way and shows that Ancient Egypt is still a source of interest and fascination for many.


Once you’ve finished Ramses , you can explore the rest of the museum, which has free entry. There are many highlights at the museum, but the most popular is probably the dinosaurs, where you’ll find a range of skeletons, from the smallest to the biggest dinosaurs, and a glimpse at what their life and times were like. It gives us insight into what the Ancient Egyptian times were like at the height of the 19th Dynasty and the way that Ramses lived.

Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton

With so much to explore, even when there are no special exhibitions like Ramses, the museum is worth the visit – it can take a whole day to explore properly and may even take a few visits as well to fully immerse yourself in everything there.

So what are you waiting for? Make sure you don’t miss out on these last few weeks of 'Ramses and the Gold of the Pharaohs. '

Find the Australian Museum at:
1 William Street
NSW 2010

Phone: +61 2 9320 6000
Email: [email protected]

Peak (Weekends/Holidays and Peak Demand)
Adult: $45.00
Concession: $38.00
Child: $30.00
Adult groups: NA
School Groups: NA
Audio Guide: $11.00
Virtual Reality Experience: $25.50

Adult: $38.00
Concession: $32.00
Child: $25.00
Adult Groups: $34.00
School Groups: $17.00
Audio Guide: $11.00
Virtual Reality Experience: $25.50

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